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Matt Vis

Matt Vis

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Matt is honoured to tell the stories of his hometown. Matt joined TBNewswatch.com in 2013 and is an experienced political reporter covering issues that have local, regional, provincial and national impacts. Matt also has an extensive background covering the criminal justice system and local sports scene.

Twitter: @MattVis

Recent Work by Matt

Thunder Bay trying to build an indoor sports dome too

Thunder Bay trying to build an indoor sports dome too

The multi-sport centre, a potential legacy defining project for this fledgling term of Thunder Bay city council, received in-principle support to proceed with a metal building structure at Chapples Park, including a six-court indoor tennis component
Council includes tennis in proposed indoor sports centre

Council includes tennis in proposed indoor sports centre

Thunder Bay city council provides in-principle support of conventional metal building structure at Chapples Park.
National day of recognition celebrates Indigenous culture

National day of recognition celebrates Indigenous culture

National Indigenous Peoples' Day has been held annually in Canada on the summer solstice since 1996.
Proposed transitional housing project receives neighbourhood opposition

Proposed transitional housing project receives neighbourhood opposition

Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services proposes to build 58-unit housing facility between Boys and Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay building on Windsor Street and the Superior North EMS headquarters.
Council prepares to make decision on future of indoor turf facility

Council prepares to make decision on future of indoor turf facility

City administration is recommending a conventional building structure be located within Chapples Park.
Construction of new Lakehead athletics facility expected to start this summer

Construction of new Lakehead athletics facility expected to start this summer

Facility would be attached to west side of CJ Sanders Fieldhouse and include multi-purpose gymnasium and workout space for recreational activity.
Wake the Giant music festival gets council support

Wake the Giant music festival gets council support

Stage and equipment rental fees agreed to be waived for September event.
Designated truck route halted

Designated truck route halted

Council votes to reject proposed bylaw that would implement restrictions for heavy truck traffic, causing uncertainty about what comes next.
Consumption and treatment services sites awaiting provincial funding

Consumption and treatment services sites awaiting provincial funding

Health minister's spokesperson said funding agreements with province's 15 sites are being finalized to support transition to new model.
Thunder Bay chosen for rural and northern immigration project

Thunder Bay chosen for rural and northern immigration project

Northern Ontario's five largest cities are among the 11 communities chosen for the rural and northern immigration pilot project.